If the trumpeting swell of one of cinema’s most iconic themes, billowing robes of Jedi locked in a lightsaber battle and the snarky back-and-forth of a certain princess and loveable rogue puts a smile on your face, then you might want to get tickets to The Fans Strike Back®: A Star Wars Fan Exhibition.
Coming to Old Brompton Road in South Kensington this April, the fan-created exhibition features hundreds of costumes, posters, photos, figurines and one-of-a-kind sculptures that will be sure to transport any Star Wars devotee into George Lucas’ intergalactic world.
Whether you’re fresh off a binge-watch of Andor, eagerly awaiting the new season of The Mandalorian or have recently rewatched the whole cinematic saga from its 1970s beginnings to its recent ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’ end in 2019, you’ll be looking for an excuse to step back into the sci-fi universe once more and The Fans Strike Back®: A Star Wars Fan Exhibition is just the ticket. Fresh off a popular stint in the US, this exhibition is made by fans for fans, with passion for the iconic space opera poured into every display; from collectables and life-sized figures of familiar creatures and characters to the painstakingly put-together lego sculptures that recreate even the smallest details of starships and beloved droids.
You might want to scrub up on your lightsaber skills and brush up on your blaster-wielding pose. Over the course of an hour, you’ll not only get to explore part of the largest private Star Wars collection in the world, but you’ll be able to step into the flowing robes of a Jedi master thanks to a green screen. Take unforgettable photos in front of a selection of backgrounds that will plunge you into the films as you channel your inner Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia. If that isn’t enough of an immersion for you, there’s always the VR experience, where for an extra cost you’ll travel through time and space just by slipping on a headset. Young padawans will have to give this a miss though, as the experience is only suitable for ages 14 and up.
The Fans Strike Back® exhibition is the result of 40 years of passionate work and is sure to be enjoyed by fans of all ages. The extensive collection of Star Wars items, as well as immersive sets and decor, will make you feel like you’ve entered a galaxy far, far away instead of simply ducking through the door of an unassuming street in South Kensington. You’d be a nerf-herder to miss this chance to indulge in some cinema nostalgia, so make you snap up tickets fast as they’ll soon be disappearing faster than a starship into hyperdrive.